Cannabis Landlords & Cultivators Admit Liability, Pay Penalties
The People v. Virgrow Organics Inc.
The People v. Green Dream Farms Inc.
The People v. Till Land LLC
Woodland, CA – March 19, 2018 – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that to preserve a fair playing field for licensed cannabis growers and protect the environment, the District Attorney’s Office reached an agreement on three civil prosecution cases for a total of $973,288.92 in costs and civil penalties.
At the outset of filing suit in each case, the District Attorney’s Office obtained preliminary injunctions against the landowners and operators of the grows who were cultivating cannabis in violation of County’s regulations. These court orders required the defendants to limit the size of their cannabis cultivations and track the whereabouts of the cannabis grown on their property. After coming into compliance with cannabis cultivation rules, the defendants admitted their violations and agreed to a final settlement prohibiting the defendants from violating Yolo County cannabis laws and other related unlawful conduct.
Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig stated cannabis cultivators must play by the rules, “With the legal landscape for cannabis changing throughout California, Yolo County is leading the way by creating and enforcing a regulatory program that only allows commercial cultivation under certain conditions,” said Reisig. “The District Attorney’s Office is committed to doing its part in that process—keeping the market fair, protecting the environment, and working with our regulatory and enforcement counterparts throughout the state to bring violators to justice.”
Should you come across illegal cannabis activities in Yolo County, the Yolo County District Attorney urges you to contact the Yolo County Cannabis Task Force by using the online complaint form available at http://www.yolocounty.org/community-services/cannabis-3398 or by calling the California Cannabis Hotline at 1-833-WeedTip.